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The original Richard Wilhelm translation for the hexagram line...


大壮

Hexagram 34
Ta Chuang - The Power of the Great

yin
yin above: Chên / The Arousing, Thunder
yang
yang
yang below: Ch'ien / The Creative, Heaven
yang
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Thirty-Four/Line Two


Nine in the second place means:
Perseverance brings good fortune.

Potrait of Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David


The premise here is that the gates to success are beginning to open. Resistance gives way and we forge ahead. This is the point at which, only too easily, we become the prey of exuberant self-confidence. This is why the oracle says that perseverance (i.e., perseverance in inner equilibrium, without excessive use of power) brings good fortune.



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